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    Re: Happy Birthday Scott Tichenor

    Happy Birthday Scott: Let's see... this thread is now 17 years old so you would at least be a teenager. :)
  2. Re: Looking for some insight into microtonal mandolin

    Niles, thanks for three wonderful videos. Am I hearing inccorectly or are the first two videos you posted of the same tune with different titles?
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    Usually non-players will say, "Hey, that is a fancy-looking ukulele!." :)
  4. Re: Who makes a good inexpensive Octave Mandolin?

    And he posted that 2 years ago.
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    Re: New carbon fiber mandolin builder

    I agree and did ask a few years ago when the eKoa ukes came out. I think they said they'd consider it but AFAIK it has not happened. I agree the Clara I played was excellent. Even if they made a...
  6. Re: Who makes a good inexpensive Octave Mandolin?

    I just found this Greek luthier on Etsy who makes all sorts of ethnic Greek instruments incuding, of course, bouzoukis. He also makes what he calls a 3/4 bouzouki with a shorter scale and this...
  7. Re: Best strings for a Lyon & Healy type C mandolin

    I also wondered that. Are the Optimas that are on there very light gauge. The L&H can certainly take heavier gauge than the Consort strings.
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    Re: Shipping Calton Mandolin Case

    Same for me. There is one right in my town. I usually only need their boxes when shipping guitars. I think Calton cases are probably deeper than other standard mandolin cases so in that case I would...
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    Re: Looking for Sheet Music

    No one has mentioned IMSLP? https://imslp.org/wiki/Main_Page
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    Re: 1920ish Martin built? For S.S. Stewart

    I generally respect Jake's assessment but sometimes he is a bit too confident in his pronouncements:


    I never use that phrase "undoubtedly" or definitely because I know I can definitely eat those...
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    Re: MAS killer

    Steve Wishnevsky haze been making his homemade designer instruments for years. I have heard they are rough but sometimes sound good and they are inexpensive. I haven’t seen one in person or played...
  12. Re: Chris Thile & Aoife O'Donovan Lakes of Pontchartrain

    This is lovely, for sure. My favorite rendition aside from Paul Brady's is on a 1980 LP by Trapezoid and sung as a duet by Lorraine Duisit and Freyda Epstein. It never fails to bring tears to my...
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    Re: Mandolin by Cousenon a mirecourt

    It is still spelled Couesnon.

    Seriously, I certainly understand trying to ascertain age and other identifying features on these vintage instruments. And it is good to look carefully and not...
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    Re: MAS killer

    I was just looking at Steve Wishnevsky's site and he has a lap steel that would go nicely with the Pendragon mandolin. Similar blanket too! :)

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  15. Re: Flatiron A-5 Artist, 1,500 should I get it?

    Ah, I didn’t see that in the listing. OTOH Reverb says they have Reverb Protection. Hmmmmm...
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    Re: Women Builders

    Wow, Mark, that is gorgeous!
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    Re: DR Dragonskin Strings...oof.

    I tried Thomastiks on my 23 Gibson A-2 many years ago and hated them. I like them on my vintage Lyon & Healy however but that is about it. I don't even like them on bowlbacks. And, yes, I know many...
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    Re: Unusual Benko mandolin

    I have a similar instrument probably also a Prim but it has 5-strings and I call it a tele-tamburitza. You can see why. Oddly the first course is doubled.

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    Re: Women Builders

    I met Maegen at the Woodstock Invitational a few years ago. She said she had built a mandolin but didn't have one with her. Her guitars are very nice. I don't know how many mandolins she has built.
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    Re: Want to take up the cello

    I love cello but I doubt I would ever play one. I did have a mandocello for awhile but it is a challenge to play cello music on that. If I want the lower range I have a mandola and am checking out an...
  21. Re: Flatiron A-5 Artist, 1,500 should I get it?

    I just found this thread. I would guess that the dealer/seller would honor an approval period and if you took it to your luthier to check it out and your person pronounced it expensive to fix that...
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    Re: A lovely old 1907ish A4 .. but wait ...

    What, none of you folks want to post the pics for eternity. At least the "smiling crack." I guess I have to do all the work around here while you have all the fun.
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    Re: Bowl back identification

    I am agreement with the sage folks above that it is quite possible that this mandolin was built in Catania, Sicily. So far, the only feature I could match in my files is the headstock shape which is...
  24. Re: Roman quartino (piccolo mandolin) by Embergher ?

    He has posted here in the past. I don’t really know him well but you can reach him through his website: http://lippi.net/strumenti/mandolini/?lang=en
  25. Re: Roman quartino (piccolo mandolin) by Embergher ?

    I honestly don't think the workmanship on the OP's mandolin matches the quality of any era of the Embergher shop.

    Lorenzo Lippi posted this Embergher quartino on Embergher Facebook group. He...
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